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Netflix lines up unnecessarily good cast for ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

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Netflix’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham is going live this fall with—somehow—a whopping 13 episodes. The series is an animated revision of the children’s book, not live action (though it would be something to see Adam Devine and Michael Douglas in an odd-couple road trip movie).

First published in 1960, the book is a fairly simple tale of Sam I Am trying to get an unnamed character to eat the titular dish in a variety of locations and scenarios. The Ellen Degeneres-produced series will feature Devine as the voice of Sam I Am and Douglas as the voice of Guy Am I, who get mixed up trying to save an endangered “Chickeraffe.” Along the way they’ll encounter other characters, voiced by Ilana Glazer, Diane Keaton, Tracy Morgan, Jeffrey Wright, Eddie Izzard, Keegan-Michael Key, Daveed Diggs, and more.

Netflix on Tuesday teased the series’ fall premiere, though there is no release date yet. Green Eggs and Ham was announced in 2015 with The Lego Batman Movie‘s Jared Stern was set to adapt. A press release for the series boldly states that it’s “like a postmodern Plains, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss” and promises a “journey of self-discovery.”

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Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.